What is UV disinfection? Is UV sterilization effective for Viruses?

UV light (ultraviolet) is a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelength ranging from 10nm to 400nm. Uv wavelength is shorter than the wavelength of visible light but longer than the wavelength of X-rays.  As early as the mid-20th century people have used ultraviolet light for disinfection of water, fruits, air, vegetables, surgical utensils, tablets & computers, and a variety of surfaces. Ultraviolet light is divided into three parts: UVA, UVB, UVC. Are all the types of UV light effective for disinfection and sterilization?   When it comes to sterilization only UVC has enough energy to effectively kill microorganisms. UVC wavelength falls in the range of 100-280nm, so keep in mind when you are shopping for a UV disinfection device for your home or office. It is important that the wavelength should fall in the range of UVC.

Is UV effective for viruses?

The short answer is Yes. Studies have shown that UV light is very effective against all foodborne pathogens, natural microbiota, molds, and yeasts. Because microorganisms come with different sizes and shapes that affect their UV absorption, the required time for killing each species varies.  UV disinfection works by breaking down certain chemical bonds and scrambling the structure of DNA, RNA, and proteins, causing a microorganism to be unable to multiply. When a microorganism is unable to multiply, it is considered dead since it cannot reproduce within a host and is no longer infectious.

 

UV disinfection cabinet

UV disinfection cabinet is a device which helps to protect staff members and visitors of a company by disinfecting the most used devices (mobile, tablet, etc). At first sight, they look like a normal cabinet, all you have to do is to put your electronic devices and press the start button. What is important is that you don’t need to use any chemicals to do the disinfection.

Cetrix disinfection cabinets are manufactured to the highest standards to ensure reliable and sterile results.

With our expertise and experience in the field of UV disinfection, we can assist you in providing the exact solution that you require. For any technical or sales support about our UV cabinets please feel free to contact us at any time.